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About Blossom

Blossom, located in downtown Charleston, S.C., serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close offers simple, clean preparations which feature ingredients sourced from area fishermen and farmers. Open for lunch on Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch, Blossom also offers seating on its patio.

171 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
Dinner starts at 4:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Located between Queen & Cumberland Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 722-9200

Website:
http://www.blossomcharleston.com/

Executive Chef:
Adam Close

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:



Private Dining

Blossom offers private dining for groups of 12 to 20 guests.

Blossom Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Neighborhood Gem (33)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Romantic (26)
Casual (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Business Meals (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress Melissa was awesome. Efficient and a great people person. We will return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I drove in from Asheville NC to have Valentine's Day dinner at Blossom. The freshness of their seafood, the wonderful Charleston atmosphere and the location in the historic district make this one of our Go-To places whenever we visit. Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding, A to Z...Melissa was great!
Made for a very nice Valentines!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was absolutely incredible!! Our waitress was very professional and took excellent care of us. Everything was speedy and efficient yet the meal and presentation were top notch. Will definitely recommend to everyone

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was well prepared, served at an appropriate temperature, and appealing.
Our server Mark was excellent, very professional, and quite knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was very attentive and enhanced the wonderful food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Food! Great environment! Very friendly staff! This was our first trip to Charleston and our first visit to Blossom. Blossom was on our list of must eats. It did not disappoint at all! We will definitely visit again.

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·Dined 7 days ago

The mahi was excellent, and the service was perfect. They also have an extensive GF menu.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was most kind, welcoming, and accommodating. We were a little late for our reservation. I was on edge. They treated us so well! The waiter - Cooper - was great! We had a member of our party who had special needs. He made sure our friend received excellent attention and received food and service that met his needs.

We were seated outside. The reason for our visit was to remember a friend who first brought us to Blossom years ago - a friend who recently passed. It was easy to hear as we shared stories of our dear friend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Every bite was delicious. Enjoyed crab dip, seafood dinners, and desert. Praline cake was very moist and a different option.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service and good food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service. Food regional and good. Location convenient.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our fifth meal at Blossom. Food is always very good, fairly priced, a very positive atmosphere, and the staff excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dinner with great friends! Everything was delicious!! Shannon was a great server!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, prepared perfectly, waitress was attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 3, 2018

great food but our waiter was not impressive and did not make us feel welcome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always happy to dine at Blossom - they never disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Ate an early dinner. Service great, food wonderful and ambience light, airy and nice. Wonderful part of our day trip to Charleston.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Nice evening

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fantastic, cozy and delicious food!!
Great staff!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was AMAZING! The service was fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Can’t wait to come back to this gem!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband a I were celebrating my birthday! The food was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere. Can’t wait until next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time at Blossom and enjoyed it very much. We had a drink at the bar first and both bartenders recommended sea scallops as a main course as did our waitress. Always trust the staff! I had a crab cake to start -very good with succotash - and the scallops which were fabulous. Hubby had soup and the flounder and he enjoyed both. Chelsea was very pleasant. We will be back on our next visit; the menu had lots of seafood options that looked delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I'm have mixed feelings on Blossoms. The restaurant was very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. They definitely get a 10 on that. Our food was kinda was a miss. We ordered the crab and artichoke dip for an appetizer. It was a large serving but had very little crab and tasted mostly like mayo and cheese. A smaller portion with more crab would be better. Also it was served with sliced soft bread which you couldn't use to "dip". My main dish was the scallops with shrimp and grits. The scallops were amazing, cooked perfectly. However my shrimp was pretty much raw. I was afraid to eat those. My husband had the market catch (Triggerfish) and it was just ok. I had high expectations for Blossoms because we love Magnolias (same ownership). Unfortunately I don't think we will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We used Open Table to make a last minute reservation and had no trouble. The food was outstanding and the waiter was super attentive. I would highly recommend Blossom.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Every aspect of our lunch at Blossoms was positive. The oysters we had were fresh and sweet and the overall atmosphere including attentive/non-intrusive service was exactly what we had hoped for. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great atmosphere!
Very nice “staging” of seating areas.
Staff terrific.
Food very good too!
Absolutely will return next Charleston stay.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went to Blossom for family gathering...great place. Our server was attentive, food was delicious and dishes creative. I had the catfish with grits and beans...and the grits were the best I've ever had! Portion sizes are good, not too small or too large. If you want great fine Low Country cuisine, go to Blossom!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was amazing! We shared oysters (which were deliciously fresh), the crab dip and swordfish. The main dish came pre split and we had delightful service the entire time.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great character and the food was outstanding! Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely lunch at Blossom. Food was great; ambiance terrific. We will return!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We usually dine at Magnolias, which is Outstanding always, but Blossom is also handicapped accessible and owned by the same group with good parking nearby. We were greeted with a very friendly staff, seated at a table where my walker could be out of the way and we had an excellent waiter, Mark, who was attentive and helpful without being cloying. We had the buttermilk fried artichokes, which were good and a large enough serving to share and I had blue crab ravioli with a delicious creamy sauce. As an older diner,, the portions were large and I couldn’t finish either portion. My husband ordered the seared tuna but ordered it medium which was over cooked. He admitted it was his fault and will have it seared next time!
All in all, this was a great dining experience with too much food and a mis-ordered tuna.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a quick meal here before a ghost tour of downtown Charleston. We started with the She Crab soup which was very good. My wife's tuna dish was outstanding. My fried oysters were good, not exceptional in any way. I probably ordered poorly. The cocktails we had were also very good. Our server was excellent and I'd definitely try this again and order from their more specialized dishes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Blossom was the BEST restaurant we dined at during our stay in Charleston. I truly wish we had eaten there each night. They have the BEST crab dip, the food was delicious. We will go again when we visit Charleston.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Superb sea food and service. Creative dishes and excellent she crab soup.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lovely restaurant centrally located in historic Charleston. Loved the Risotto

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So wonderful, esp the food and service!

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